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HB 1977 Bans Abortion Coverage by Private Insurance Plans

On December 12, 2011, the Pennsylvania House of Representative passed HB 1977 by a vote of 146-45. This bill bans private insurance plans from offering abortion coverage, in the future Pennsylvania health insurance exchange, even if the cost is paid for by the individual. This bill goes even further by banning coverage of medically necessary abortions.  HB 1977 is currently before the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee.


We need to call your Senator and members of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee.  We need them to vote NO on House Bill 1977. 

Please tell your senator that women need access to safe, affordable comprehensive reproductive health care services, and to please vote NO on HB 1977. Women's lives depend on it.